Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces 2017-18 Series

Acadia Performing Arts Series Announces 2017-18 Series

By Peter Smith

The Acadia Performing Arts Series has announced its 2017-18 Series. The ten-performance line-up features wonderful classical music, plus amazing variety, with special performances for Canada150 including folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie. Theatre, ballet, and perennial favourites, Symphony Nova Scotia, will all help to enliven the cultural scene in Wolfville.

The season opens in September with New Voices: Earthquakes and Islands, a unique program from Debut Atlantic which combines new music with striking images. If you like the cello, Ô-Celli in October is for you – it’s a cello octet! In November, we have two special Canada150 presentations. The first is Canadian folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie live in concert; and the second, on Remembrance Day, is entitled Soldiers of Song – a salute to The Dumbells in World War One. Also in November, Tafelmusik’s Circle of Creation, with the music of J.S. Bach, is a match made in heaven. The first term wraps up with the ever-popular Barra MacNeils and their East Coast Christmas.

Symphony Nova Scotia starts off 2018 with an all-Mozart program conducted by Bernhard Gueller, featuring Italian pianist Luca Buratto. In February, the annual Tom Regan Memorial Concert will showcase musical talent from the Acadia campus. March begins with Inside/Out – a prison memoir from Patrick Keating, and our performing arts series concludes with Carmen performed by the Moncton-based Atlantic Ballet Theatre.

Subscriptions start at only $180 for eight concerts! For full details and information on how to subscribe, please visit the Acadia Performing Arts Series website at